Samaa has been weaned from the medicine that helped decrease her pericardial effusion, and now the echo would show the condition of her heart after three days without the medication.
Her mum went into the echo room cautiously hopeful that it would show good results, and thus they would be cleared to return to Kurdistan. I am very happy to report that by the end, she could throw caution to the wind because Samaa was discharged home! She is not on any medicines but will need regular follow-ups in Kurdistan.
Thank you God for this strong and beautiful girl!
Our beautiful Samaa had another echo today to determine how the new medicine is treating the pericardial effusion. Her doctor wanted to learn a new Kurdish word, so when he looked at the echo and saw that indeed the liquid around her heart had decreased, I told him the Kurdish for ‘better,’ is ‘bashtra!’
Please pray that this will be successful for our sociable little one Samaa.
But the day is done now and she and her mother are back at our home in Jaffa, taking some rest. We will wait to hear what the decisions were made by the medical team regarding her future surgery.
As we were on the final street before arriving to our house in Jaffa, Samaa’s mum took in the beautiful view on the ocean, and although these families have to do a two-week quarantine, we look forward to taking them to explore the beach when it is over. Please pray and keep Samaa in your prayers.